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Oct 30, 2013 1:00am PDT
garrett mcnamara last year and i was in nasa ray with him, and when he was riding that 78-foot wave, the current record, he actually looked back and described it like an avalanche. did you actually look back at the wave when you were on it? >> no, i didn't, not on this one. i didn't have time to do it. i was trying to keep control all the time. my board was just jumping all over the place. my foot was kind of coming out of my foot straps. >> your foot was coming out of your foot straps? >> yes, yes. >> wow, that's crazy. >> that was crazy, you know, just going so fast and my foot was coming out and it was so tired. i did everything correctly but you know how it is, it so hard to keep control because you hitting bumps after bumps and you going fast. >> and right before you went on that wave and had that incredible ride, another surfer, maya gabrielle, a surfer you trained with, she almost drowned, what happened to her? >> she was doing okay at the beginning. she hit couple bumps and kept control, but somehow she fell, and she went -- when she fell, i lost eye contact with her for at
Nov 2, 2013 8:00am PDT
's explorations in space. the former nasa astronaut has been on three missions, including one as the commander of the international space station, that lasted 144 days. that's where he earned the nickname, "the singing astronaut," for this performance from space. ♪ this is ground control to major tom ♪ ♪ you've really made the grade and the papers want to know ♪ ♪ whose shorts you wear >> that's fun. the video went viral, of course, getting more than 18 million views, and making hatfield a bit of a star among his astronauts. and everybody else, too. now he's written a book called an astronaut's guide to life on earth. commander chris hatfield joining me now from washington. good to see you, commander. >> nice to see you, fredricka, thanks. >> what is the lessons space taught you about how to better live life on earth? >> you know, we do one of the most dangerous things that anybody faces, and that is riding up an elevator, crawling in on your hands and knees, and riding a rocket to space. and the real lesson from that is, how do you prepare for something that is inherently terrifying
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